Lucknow: A total of 41 maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh have been given the Manyata certification by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
These facilities, along with 28 newly registered facilities that are currently receiving training are working towards providing quality care and safe deliveries to 3,642 pregnant women in Uttar Pradesh.
The Manyata initiative focuses on building a skilled and competent team of doctors and nurses through a comprehensive curriculum of 16 clinical standards that cover every aspect of pregnancy, right from antenatal care to postpartum family planning counselling.
The Quality Improvement training provided under the initiative has brought monumental differences in the way nurses conduct and manage the expecting mothers, especially in managing life-threatening complications like PPH (post-partum haemorrhage), eclampsia, etc.
Speaking about the impact of the initiative, Dr Chandarvati from Krishna medical Centre, Lucknow, said here in a statement on Thursday that, “We started our training with Manyata during COVID19. The whole process was hassle-free and smooth. My staff was added to the WhatsApp group for effective communication and were provided various videos that helped them remember and recollect everything that was shared during the training session.
The Master trainers of the CSE played an important role in mentoring during the sessions. Their complete involvement with the participants was very effective and they proactively kept on encouraging my staff to come up with their doubts and queries for a better understanding of the concepts. Overall, it was an amazing experience and we’re glad to be a part of the Manyata family.”
Dr Sadhana Gupta, from CSE Gorakhpur in UP, said, “This year, Manyata was able to establish a new Entrepreneur model of CSE by engaging the existing facilities and transforming them as centres for skill enhancement. Manyata even introduced and demonstrated a CSE business model to market giants like Wipro GE Healthcare, Tech Mahindra Foundation and Vivo healthcare to engage them with the existing CSE and gain their support for Manyata’s quality improvement training programs through their expertise in the field of capacity building of service providers. The strong leadership from the CSE nodal in Uttar Pradesh and their active contribution has led to the sustainability of the CSEs in five domains- onboarding of new facilities, training, mentoring, CSE-NPMU coordination and data management.
Manyata is wielding the power of digital interventions to complement the Indian Government’s Universal Health Coverage ambitions and its goal to meet the SDG 3.1 goal of reducing maternal mortality to 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. The initiative is currently running in 14 states in India and has certified a total of 1058 facilities till now.